These sapphire and 14K gold wedding rings were a truly enjoyable project, turning Benjamin and Carrie’s rabbit-tiger idea into a wearable reality.
They suppliedillustrator and designerHaley Mortensenwith their originalconcept, who then worked with them tocreatethe initial drawings. It took a few different iterations of poses, but Haileycapturedthe energy of the animals into a design style that they loved.
Takayas then modeled their rings using CAD,taking care to try to match the original illustration as much as possible while still making sure the rings would be functional.
The rabbit-tiger area was fragile, so focus shifted quickly to the preservation of all of the intricacies of the animals.
The 14K yellow gold checkerboard pattern is only 0.3 mm tall so that itwould add depth to the design but still feel comfortable to wear.
The collaboration was a fantastic experience, and we couldn’t ask for nicer customers. Warmest wishes to the newlyweds!